Thames 10K - Wed 8 July

New race for Berkshire/Oxfordshire runners

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06/07/2009 at 14:28
Organisers mailed back to say that the start time is deffo 7:30.
06/07/2009 at 14:30

Ok so I am bottling out of this one. I just don't think I can run 10k right now and also doubt I will manage to get there on time.

Do I just send the chip back?

06/07/2009 at 14:30

Cheers Muttley

Edited: 06/07/2009 at 14:31
06/07/2009 at 14:39
Fleet Girl

Just seen your post,are you injured?Note the start time of 7.30pm if that helps.

If not then you need to post your chip back in the pre-paid addressed envelope it came in.


Many thanks.Still better this way around as if people arrive thinking its a 7pm start at least they only have to wait half an hour!!
06/07/2009 at 20:19

Hi susiebe.  Not injured - just not on top form.  I did a 5k (sam run) a couple of weeks ago and REALLY struggled badly.  So the thought of trying to run a 10k is terrifying.   I keep talking myself in and out of it but would so hate to not finish.

06/07/2009 at 21:54
Fleet Girl

I'm sorry to hear that.You've done a 10k before though,haven't you?I'm not very fast,did 5k tonight and still taking me 33.44 mins..I have improved and would love a pb(67 mins) but will need to run a great race to get that!!

Hope to still see you...

Good luck,we all I think have times where it seems a bit of a struggle,sure it'll get better for you soon..
08/07/2009 at 16:31

Enjoy your race tonight.

08/07/2009 at 21:37

I did, Mr K, thank you! That was a nice enough evening out, but no kit tent and five portaloos for a field of 500-odd plus spectators and hangers-on. But otherwise a pretty decent first go. Course was scenic, traffic-free and pretty flat, and pb potential was held back only by some uneven footing along by the river. I did a decent time by my standards lately - 48 mins exact by my watch.

I cycled over from Caversham. Jeez, the traffic on the Oxford Road and then the A329 up Purley Rise and through Pangbourne takes no prisoners. On the return journey I took the train back from Pangbourne, too dangerous to cycle that road at dusk.

12/05/2010 at 14:14
Aim to enter this but have to wait for pay day as low on funds at the moment. It's in Beale Park, may be a good race.
12/05/2010 at 14:24
To Dean Oram, Beale Park closes at 5pm if I am correct so it will be shut by the time the race starts. I think they will be doing this race outside the park premises, they do the boat race there and craft fair, you turn left into the field instead of going to the park itself.
17/05/2010 at 16:16

Cheers acdcgirl, this thread is from last year though

Was looking forward to doing this again this year, However a) its on a world cup semi final day and b) my calf went pop yesterday and I cant even walk!

Oh yeah the race does indeed go through a bit of the park - Very enjoyable race it was too. Would recommend

Edited: 17/05/2010 at 16:17
17/05/2010 at 22:37
Never noticed that it was last year's thread, planning to sign up for it soon.
18/05/2010 at 08:19
Do it, you will enjoy it, you run right along the thames and then into the park
18/06/2010 at 08:01

Must have entered this, just got an email saying I'll be getting my race pack soon.

Surely this is a sign I'm running too much! Can't remeber when I'm running!

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